Abdullah Al-Thani: King Salman opens operations room for Qataris’ affairs

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has called for the creation of a special operations room that will cater to Qatari pilgrims as they visit Mecca for the holy Hajj pilgrimage in the coming weeks, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani tweeted on Saturday.

Bin Ali Al-Thani’s took to his verified Twitter account to update Gulf observers on his latest mediation efforts between Qatar and Saudi Arabia on the facilitating efforts for Qatari citizens to perform the Hajj pilgrimage this year despite an economic and diplomatic boycott in place due to Doha’s continued support for terrorism.

“After finding sincere efforts of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the people of Qatar, I decided to ask for the establishment of a hotline number so that Qataris can visit their relatives,” Al-Thani tweeted.

“King Salman, as usual, approved immediately and called for a special operations room staffed by Saudis to cater to Qataris’ affairs and will be under my supervision while countries’ ties are currently severed,” he added.

The special operations room will serve all requests from Qatari pilgrims and their relatives should they wish to arrange their affairs and the contact number assigned is 00966122367999.

Al-Thani mediated late last week a royal order to transport Qatari pilgrims with Saudi planes at the expense of King Salman and the opening of King Fahd International Airport in Dammam and Al-Ahsa International Airport to facilitate the trips.

Last Update: Saturday, 19 August 2017 KSA 00:52 - GMT 21:52